Mosquito Nights

Well I was hunting them with the vacuum cleaner, because they are too quick for me to kill. I was hunting them everywhere. I left the vacuum cleaner in our bedroom to be able to hunt them as they appeared. Don’t do that. I am now sure that they got back out of the thing and in the night we had about half a dozen or more of the little beasts thirsting for our blood ‘ssssssss’-ing around us.

I got no sleep.

And now I feel like it. Which really improves the quality of my work.

The most evil place to get mosquito bites is finger joints I believe. It hurts a lot and makes typing hard.

On the other hand something positive: I have already fixed two minor problems in my project, well one of them wasn’t so minor. Anyhow I’ll call them ‘Improvements’ since they are not bugfixes 🙂

But now I am stuck and I feel kind of ‘dilberty‘: It’s been a software engineering stereotype – just good for me I never said I was an expert: I am programming some framework and then different countries are implemented. So now there’s a special case where they want to do something just different for this one country. Guess when I found out:

“Ahm it’s not working!”
“So tell me what kind of error occurs …”
“Don’t know, it keeps saying I am missing this field, but I don’t want this field, I am using this one instead!”
“Wait a minute, so why did nobody tell ME?”
“We just assumed <insert whatever> …”

Nice one eh? Yeah I love it. Of course this couldn’t be done just so easily as I am just noticing now. I love last-minute-requirements.

“It makes it a lot more complicated and error prone on the technical side because this is inherent to the problem!”
“But everyone is doing it that way.”
“I CAN implement A solution if it is absolutely necessary.” (1)
“Ok good the users wouldn’t be able to handle another interface than the one they know!”

(1) Did I mention to never mention that you CAN do something if it is ‘absolutely necessary’? No one is interested what kind of solution it is so long as there is one.